Box pleat problem, and the fix

After I posted a patternreview.com review of my “pegged skirt” (pencil skirt), made with the Dress Shop pattern drafting application, I discovered that the box pleat turns out to be a bit problematic. It is not deep (wide) enough given its length so when I walk, the pleat “kicks” open in a rather unflattering way. (Now I know why a box pleat in this location is also called a “kick pleat”! )

My remedy for that is to shorten the pleat’s backing (the chevron striped part) so now the lower part of the pleat simply functions as a normal slit. Next time I will be sure to 1. make the pleat wider and 2. test its width beforehand before stitching everything down!
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